Match Reports




Sedgemoor Unison lost to Doctors by 32 runs

Doctors            147 for 6


Unison  115 for 8


  Doctors won the toss and batted and lost an early wicket to the hostile Chris Upham (1-26) but then assumed control thanks to a partnership of 43 between Sam Powell and Charles Macadam. Powell’s dashing innings of 20 was ended when he hit Peter Izzard (1-22) directly into the safe hands of Steve Rybaruk at long on and Macadam (11) soon fell to Chris Rossiter (1-17) but Harry Lee batted exquisitely for 31 until he played over a floater from Danny O’Loughlin (1-25) and was bowled.  Father and son Dave Rooke (13) and John Rooke (11) contributed dynamic cameos until they were dismissed by John Inman (1-14) and Duncan Harvey (1-20) but the highlight of the innings was a belligerent 21 not out by John Down, smashed to all parts off only 10 balls. 


  The Unison reply by Tim Mander and Rob Hake began with a high tempo stand of 60, characterised by powerful drives and sharp singles.  Hake retired on 41 and Mander (21) then presented a half chance to the bowler Down (1-14) who adroitly accepted a return catch low to his left.  Frugal spells from Down, Steve Witts (1-14) and Powell (1-9) put heavy pressure on the batsmen and provoked a dramatic collapse.  Good fielding by John Rooke and Lee led to run outs, including the dangerous Harvey and then more pressure bowling from Lee (1-9) and Peter Reed (2-18) put the issue beyond doubt.  Powell took an excellent catch running back from slip to dismiss Inman and Upham’s late aggression (12 n.o.) was never going to be enough.